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Mangino brings ‘fresh start’ as new KU football coach
December 4, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 10:17 p.m.) Mark Mangino was formally introduced today as Kansas University’s new football coach. See video.
Powell says pressure building on Arafat to control Palestinians terrorists
December 4, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 12:17 p.m.) International pressure is building on Yasser Arafat to deal more forcefully to control Palestinian terrorist groups after a rash of suicide bombings in Israel, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday.
Taliban put up resistance around Kandahar
Afghan talks in Germany move ahead
December 4, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:20 p.m.) Taliban fighters and members of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida militia were putting up fierce resistance against opposition Afghan forces outside Kandahar on Tuesday as a relentless U.S. bombing campaign continued, tribal leaders said.
Israel unleashes air strikes, hitting Arafat’s compound
December 4, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:31 p.m.) Israel unleashed airstrikes Tuesday in retaliation for Palestinian suicide bombings, and three missiles hit 50 yards from Yasser Arafat’s office as the Palestinian leader worked inside. Arafat was not injured, and Israel said he was not the target of the strike.
Reports spur talk of economic recovery
December 4, 2001
Lured by no-interest auto deals, Americans pushed up consumer spending by the largest amount ever in October. A manufacturing gauge rebounded a bit, too, and construction spending halted a five-month slide in encouraging economic news. While insisting it was too early to declare that the recession was ending, economists said the figures released Monday provided hope that the groundwork was being laid for a rebound early in the new year.
KU students create drunken driving memorial
December 4, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Like many Kansas University students, Brian Carpenter used to occasionally drive home after having a little too much to drink. He doesn’t anymore. Carpenter was one of 40 students in a KU communications class who built a memorial to people killed by drunken drivers. They also formed a proposal for a late-night bus service to drive people home from bars.
s alert status
December 4, 2001
President Bush put America on high alert Monday for possible terrorist strikes during the holiday season after U.S. intelligence officials reported an increase in credible threats. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge, standing in for Bush to announce the third government alert since the Sept. 11 suicide hijackings, said the information does not point to a specific target or type of attack, either in the United States or abroad.
Doherty caught in time warp
December 4, 2001
What if you could go back in time to avert disaster? Actress-producer Shannen Doherty might want to erase a few months and beg for her job back on “Charmed.” Instead, the former “90210” bad girl stars in the TV drama “Another Day” (8 p.m., USA) as Kate Walker, who time-travels to the days before her husband’s death in a factory fire.
On the street
December 4, 2001
What do you predict for the Kansas Jayhawks? Dustin Kramer, Lawrence High student, Lawrence
Israel should adopt new anti-terrorism plan
December 4, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Coming from the territory for which Yasser Arafat is responsible, terrorists last weekend killed 26 Israelis, a portion of Israel’s population that is equal to 1,240 Americans. America is projecting power halfway around the world to collapse the Taliban regime because it harbors terrorists. It would be disgusting for America to call for Israeli “restraint” and to disapprove if Israel cleanses its back yard of Arafat’s Palestinian Authority regime that welcomes terrorists except when, to distract America, it yet again promises to pass a few through the revolving doors of PA jails.
Bus frustration
December 4, 2001
To the editor: When I received my tax bill for a couple of properties, I was amazed at the large increases. It is made even more disturbing when I see all of these expensive buses driving around town when most of the ones I have seen haven’t had a single passenger. The people who made such a fuss over getting this bus system must, themselves, not be using them. There surely must have been a less expensive and more efficient way of solving the problem for people who needed some kind of public transportation.
Chicago clips Canadiens, 3-2
December 4, 2001
The Chicago Blackhawks got the complete effort they needed to finally win a game.
Packers rally past Jags
December 4, 2001
Facing a tie game with two minutes left Monday night, the Green Bay Packers weren’t worried.
No. 2 Mizzou escapes Saint Louis, 69-67
December 4, 2001
Wesley Stokes ignored Missouri’s big scorers, both of whom were calling for the ball, and beat the buzzer himself.
Nation briefs
December 4, 2001
Pentagon claims success in defense test Teen to plead guilty in Dartmouth slayings Judge: SLA defendant can’t withdraw plea Spacewalk clear way for shuttle launch
Fighting rages around Kandahar
December 4, 2001
Tribal fighters battled the Taliban at Kandahar airport Monday, and U.S. warplanes pounded the city and suspected terrorist hideouts along the Pakistan border. Afghan factions meeting in Germany adopted a framework for ruling the country.
Whooping cranes complete migration
December 4, 2001
After 48 days of wild winds, wakeful nights and wearisome waits, the pilots of Operation Migration landed Monday on the Gulf Coast of Florida with six juvenile whooping cranes, completing the world’s longest human-led migration of the endangered birds.
Enemy has familiar face
Three Taliban fighters captured in Afghanistan claim to be Americans
December 4, 2001
Three people who claim to be American citizens and who fought on the side of the Taliban militia are now under the control of U.S. forces or allied opposition forces in northern Afghanistan, senior defense officials said Monday. A man identified as John Walker is receiving medical care from U.S. forces after being discovered among captured Taliban troops and al-Qaida fighters who had holed up in a fortress in Mazar-e-Sharif. CNN reported that Walker, a convert to Islam, had suffered grenade and bullet wounds.
Israel declares own war on terror
December 4, 2001
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared his nation at war Monday as warplanes and helicopters blasted Palestinian targets in the West Bank and near Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s headquarters in Gaza City. Early Tuesday, Israeli tanks reportedly rumbled into Gaza and toward the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Nablus. Palestinian officials said Israeli bulldozers dug up the runway at Gaza International Airport, which opened in 1998. Israeli officials had no immediate comment on the reports.
Nation’s alert status
December 4, 2001
President Bush put America on high alert Monday for possible terrorist strikes during the holiday season after U.S. intelligence officials reported an increase in credible threats. Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge, standing in for Bush to announce the third government alert since the Sept. 11 suicide hijackings, said the information does not point to a specific target or type of attack, either in the United States or abroad.
Thell Dean
December 4, 2001
Mother who killed children pleads insanity
December 4, 2001
After feeding her three young children peanut butter laced with her anti-anxiety medication, Marilyn Lemak tucked them into bed in the family’s elegant Victorian home, sang them a lullaby and smothered them with her bare hands.
Harrison’s ashes sprinkled in Ganges
December 4, 2001
George Harrison’s intimate relationship with Indian music and Hinduism sent his wife and son on a pilgrimage to the holy Ganges River, where authorities said that the late Beatles’ ashes would be scattered today.
The ‘Must Have Album’
Dave Matthews Band tops irreverent ‘My VH1 Awards’ ceremony
December 4, 2001
The Dave Matthews Band led with four wins Sunday at the second annual My VH1 Awards, an irreverent fan-based ceremony honoring everything from the year’s best song to the best display of a musician’s bellybutton.
Two district maps considered
December 4, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn County commissioners Monday narrowed their choices to two redistricting proposals that would reorganize county representation in certain sections of Lawrence. Changes for parts of East Lawrence, Kansas University dormitories, West Lawrence and Wakarusa Township are in store depending which of the two plans commissioners choose.
Reports spur talk of economic recovery
December 4, 2001
Lured by no-interest auto deals, Americans pushed up consumer spending by the largest amount ever in October. A manufacturing gauge rebounded a bit, too, and construction spending halted a five-month slide in encouraging economic news. While insisting it was too early to declare that the recession was ending, economists said the figures released Monday provided hope that the groundwork was being laid for a rebound early in the new year.
Newspapers called ‘voice of the nation’
December 4, 2001
Newspapers have served as “the voice of the nation” since the Sept. 11 attacks, and circulation gains prove it, the head of a national industry group said Monday.
Auction to sell land from Flint Hills region
December 4, 2001
Some of the prettiest land in the northern Flint Hills will soon belong to a new owner or owners, possibly as many as 48 of them. The 7,835-acre property, spread over parts of Riley and Pottawatomie counties, currently constitutes the Lindsey Land & Cattle Co., owned since 1995 by Florida businesswoman Betty Lindsey.
Moderate Muslim speaks out
December 4, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Karim Raslan is a moderate Muslim with great powers of articulation. He is not afraid to speak out even though he feels sometimes that his “days are numbered.” A Malaysian lawyer and columnist, he currently is at Columbia University in New York on a Fulbright grant.
Israel must go after terrorists
December 4, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Speaking of the murder of more than two dozen Israeli civilians last weekend by what one wire service called “Islamic militants,” Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld correctly and unequivocally said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”: “The only way to defend against terrorists is to go after the terrorists.”
I.D. cards favored
December 4, 2001
Legislative balance
December 4, 2001
J-W Editorials The Kansas Legislature stacks up pretty well in terms of gender balance. When it comes to women’s rights, Kansas has always been looked upon as a fairly progressive state. It’s not that surprising that Kansas ranks sixth in the nation for the percentage of women serving in state legislatures.
Audit supports inspections
KDHE does good work watching nursing homes, study saysns KDHE does good work watching nursing homes, study says
December 4, 2001
By Dave Ranney For years, the state’s nursing homes have complained that Kansas Department of Health and Environment inspections are overly harsh. But an audit, released Monday, says that’s rarely true.
Doherty caught in time warp
December 4, 2001
What if you could go back in time to avert disaster? Actress-producer Shannen Doherty might want to erase a few months and beg for her job back on “Charmed.” Instead, the former “90210” bad girl stars in the TV drama “Another Day” (8 p.m., USA) as Kate Walker, who time-travels to the days before her husband’s death in a factory fire.
s collapse
December 4, 2001
By Mark Fagan Among the thousands of unsecured creditors in the largest bankruptcy case in U.S. history, Forrest Hoglund knows he commands a unique perspective. And not only because he once was chairman and chief executive officer of one of Enron Corp.’s former oil-and-gas subsidiaries.
Mother who killed children pleads insanity
December 4, 2001
After feeding her three young children peanut butter laced with her anti-anxiety medication, Marilyn Lemak tucked them into bed in the family’s elegant Victorian home, sang them a lullaby and smothered them with her bare hands.
Foster care monitoring will continue
December 4, 2001
By Dave Ranney A legislative committee Monday agreed to continue monitoring the state’s child welfare system. The monitoring, performed for the past eight years by the Legislative Division of Post Audit, is part of an out-of-court settlement reached in a 1989 lawsuit that accused officials of failing to protect the state’s abused and neglected children.
Center supporter
December 4, 2001
To the editor: I noticed a large story about the St. Lawrence Center in the Nov. 25 J-W. I thought it was rather negative and one-sided. Readers should know that the center does a lot for students and for their neighbors. I am a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority, and we are back-door neighbors with St. Lawrence. We have always had a cramped parking situation at our house, especially due to the topography of our property. But Father Krische has graciously allowed our members to park in the St. Lawrence Center. This kindness has allowed our chapter to eliminate a lot of on-street parking, and more importantly, allows us to park nearby, in a SAFE area right behind our house. This has been a real kindness that you would never suspect if you were only to read the article in the paper. I’ll bet there are other friendly neighbors to St. Lawrence your reporter didn’t talk to, either.
First lady gives tour of holiday White House
December 4, 2001
Whatever Mother Nature decides, first lady Laura Bush ensured a white Christmas for the White House by blanketing the mansion’s State Floor with 800 pounds of artificial snow.
Two district maps considered
December 4, 2001
By Chad Lawhorn County commissioners Monday narrowed their choices to two redistricting proposals that would reorganize county representation in certain sections of Lawrence. Changes for parts of East Lawrence, Kansas University dormitories, West Lawrence and Wakarusa Township are in store depending which of the two plans commissioners choose.
Sound off
December 4, 2001
If Kansas University professors go on sabbatical and rent their homes, are they required to pay $25 and register the guest? And is that also true for banks that manage property? “The renting of any dwelling in the RS (single family) zoning district, regardless of the profession of the owner or the corporate status of the owner, will require that the owner obtain a rental license from the Neighborhood Resources Department,” said David Corliss, assistant city manager. “There is no ‘registering of guests.’ The property owner must obtain the license for each property that is rented.”
Fighting rages around Kandahar
December 4, 2001
Tribal fighters battled the Taliban at Kandahar airport Monday, and U.S. warplanes pounded the city and suspected terrorist hideouts along the Pakistan border. Afghan factions meeting in Germany adopted a framework for ruling the country.
Data could help secure more federal funding
December 4, 2001
By Joel Mathis Volunteers and social service agencies will begin an extensive counting of Lawrence’s homeless population Thursday, hoping the numbers will help the city qualify for federal poverty-fighting grants. “You get the count because you get better opportunities for funding if you have hard numbers and the facts to back them up,” Cindy Nau, the city’s neighborhood programs specialist and coordinator of the survey, said Monday before two informational meetings about the count.
Lions bounce back from loss with blowout win
December 4, 2001
By Doug Pacey There weren’t many similarities between Lawrence High’s first two girls basketball games. Actually, the only constant might be that the Lions played in both games. After losing to defending Class 6A state champion Overland Park Aquinas last Thursday, Lawrence rebounded for a 55-16 victory against an underage and under-sized Kansas City Washington team Monday night.
Gramaticas make history
December 4, 2001
Martin and Bill Gramatica have a line of their own in the NFL record book the only brothers to kick game-winning field goals in overtime on the same day.
NBA briefs
December 4, 2001
Mavs activate Wang, put Harvey on injured list Cavaliers activate center Ilgauskas O’Neal fined $7,500 for shouting at refs Mason to miss road trip because of knee injury
Moderate Muslim speaks out
December 4, 2001
By Jack Anderson and Douglas Cohn United Feature Syndicate Karim Raslan is a moderate Muslim with great powers of articulation. He is not afraid to speak out even though he feels sometimes that his “days are numbered.” A Malaysian lawyer and columnist, he currently is at Columbia University in New York on a Fulbright grant.
Israel must go after terrorists
December 4, 2001
By Cal Thomas Tribune Media Services Speaking of the murder of more than two dozen Israeli civilians last weekend by what one wire service called “Islamic militants,” Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld correctly and unequivocally said on NBC’s “Meet the Press”: “The only way to defend against terrorists is to go after the terrorists.”
NBC will use Olympics to hype midseason shows
December 4, 2001
For the three weeks in February that much of America will be tuning into NBC for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the network will have a captive audience for self-promotion.
6News Video: Debate over proposal to give drunken drivers bus rides
December 4, 2001
Tina Terry reports on an idea to provide safe rides home from bars using the KU transit system.
Auction to sell land from Flint Hills region
December 4, 2001
Some of the prettiest land in the northern Flint Hills will soon belong to a new owner or owners, possibly as many as 48 of them. The 7,835-acre property, spread over parts of Riley and Pottawatomie counties, currently constitutes the Lindsey Land & Cattle Co., owned since 1995 by Florida businesswoman Betty Lindsey.
No. 2 Mizzou escapes Saint Louis, 69-67
December 4, 2001
Wesley Stokes ignored Missouri’s big scorers, both of whom were calling for the ball, and beat the buzzer himself.
Mystery novelist speaks at KU
December 4, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Novelist and Kansas University alumna Sara Paretsky went numb with fright the first time she met Emily Taylor in 1964. At a dinner, Taylor, then the dean of women at KU, asked a group of freshman woman what they were going to do with their education.
Births
December 4, 2001
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Maxwell II, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday. Carol Casteel and Warren Frick, Lawrence, a girl, Sunday.
Powell says pressure building on Arafat to control Palestinians terrorists
December 4, 2001
(Web Posted Tuesday at 12:17 p.m.) International pressure is building on Yasser Arafat to deal more forcefully to control Palestinian terrorist groups after a rash of suicide bombings in Israel, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday.
s compound
December 4, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:31 p.m.) Israel unleashed airstrikes Tuesday in retaliation for Palestinian suicide bombings, and three missiles hit 50 yards from Yasser Arafat’s office as the Palestinian leader worked inside. Arafat was not injured, and Israel said he was not the target of the strike.
Local briefs
December 4, 2001
Highways: Police continue investigation of two-vehicle accident Douglas County Sheriff’s officers continued to investigate a Sunday traffic accident that sent two people to the hospital. The accident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on County Road 1061 about a half-mile north of U.S. Highway 56 near Baldwin, Lt. Kathy Tate said. A 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Barbara Baker, 34, Wellsville, stopped running and came to a stop at an angle, Tate said. Scott Klamm, Edgerton, was driving by and stopped to assist Baker, Tate said. Moments later a 1997 Ford Taurus driven by James R. Evonne, DeSoto, struck the Cavalier, pushing it into Klamm and Baker. Baker declined transportation to a hospital, but Klamm and a passenger in Evonne’s vehicle were taken to Olathe Medical Center by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. The woman was identified by Tate as Evonne’s wife. Klamm was treated and released, but the woman’s condition was unavailable. ________ Kansas University: GTA salary negotiations reach official impasse Contract negotiations between Kansas University and its graduate teaching assistants officially went to impasse Monday. KU indicated last month it planned to seek impasse. Negotiators met for an hour and half Monday but couldn’t come to an agreement on salaries. Members of the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition, the group that represents KU’s more than 900 GTAs, said they wanted to continue negotiating. GTAC proposed Monday KU pay GTAs $11,000 for the first year of the three-year contract, followed by $12,000 and $13,000 the next two years. KU has proposed $7,000, $7,700 and $8,400. The negotiations now will be mediated by the state Public Employee Review Board. GTAs remain under their 1997 contract until a new one is ratified. ________ Homelessness: Drop In Center seeks items to fill holiday wish lists The Community Drop In Center is looking for a few good volunteers. The center which offers poor and homeless Lawrence residents a place to warm up, get counseling and make job contacts needs 75 volunteers to help fill its clients’ holiday wish lists. Tami Clark, the center’s director, said the wishes are simple. “There’s things like gloves and hats and Bibles and long underwear that are listed, along with personal items like necklaces or jeans,” she said. “They’re not asking for Nintendos.” Items are requested by Dec. 17. Contact Clark at 832-8864 for more information. ________ Fund raising: Health Care Access raises $15,000 at gaming event A fund-raiser Saturday night raised $15,000 for Health Care Access Inc., a Lawrence nonprofit primary care clinic. More than 100 people attended the event at SpringHill Suites by Marriott, said Nikki Rhea, director. The night featured gaming, gourmet food, raffles, silent auction and live music. The evening ended with the unwrapping of foil-covered rings in glasses of champagne. Nancy Longhurst, Leadership Lawrence director, was the lucky winner of a one-carat diamond ring, donated by Kizer-Cummings Jewelers. Rhea said this was the first time Health Care Access had done a large fund-raiser and that it would become an annual event. Health Care Access, founded in 1989, serves low-income people and those without medical coverage in Douglas County.
Knicks nip Rockets
December 4, 2001
On a night when the Glen Rice trade looked like a steal for the Houston Rockets, the New York Knicks could at least take solace in a victory.
Bus frustration
December 4, 2001
Lawrence girls roll, 55-16
Lions bounce back from loss with blowout win
December 4, 2001
By Doug Pacey There weren’t many similarities between Lawrence High’s first two girls basketball games. Actually, the only constant might be that the Lions played in both games. After losing to defending Class 6A state champion Overland Park Aquinas last Thursday, Lawrence rebounded for a 55-16 victory against an underage and under-sized Kansas City Washington team Monday night.
Review of safety breaches may bring more technology
December 4, 2001
By Tim Carpenter South Junior High School, built in a circular architectural style, has so many blind spots in hallways that extra staff are deployed during class changes. “I’ve always had teachers assigned to locker areas,” said Russell Blackbird, South’s principal. “Teachers stand outside their classrooms. We also have ‘rovers’ who walk the whole building.”
Educators hope ‘Harry Potter’ works magic on curriculum
December 4, 2001
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the wildly popular J.K. Rowling novel that inspired America’s current No. 1 movie, will soon become required reading for a group of third-grade students in one Ventura, Calif., elementary school.
Legislative balance
December 4, 2001
J-W Editorials The Kansas Legislature stacks up pretty well in terms of gender balance. When it comes to women’s rights, Kansas has always been looked upon as a fairly progressive state. It’s not that surprising that Kansas ranks sixth in the nation for the percentage of women serving in state legislatures.
Director hopes to put spotlight on Dole Institute, university
December 4, 2001
By Terry Rombeck When Richard Norton Smith analyzes President Bush’s speech today on MSNBC, he hopes to bring some attention to Kansas University. Smith, who began last week as director of the Dole Institute of Politics, is one of a handful of presidential historians who make regular TV appearances.
Bush freezes assets of U.S. groups accused of helping Hamas
December 4, 2001
Broadening the war against terrorism, the Bush administration Tuesday froze the financial assets of organizations allegedly linked to Hamas, the group that claimed responsibility for last weekend’s deadly suicide attacks in Israel.
Jayhawks select Mangino
December 4, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Three days after saying he had withdrawn his name as a candidate, Mark Mangino will be introduced today as Kansas University’s next football coach, the Journal-World has learned. Mangino, Oklahoma’s assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, is expected to meet the media at an afternoon press conference today at KU.
Gramaticas make history
December 4, 2001
Martin and Bill Gramatica have a line of their own in the NFL record book the only brothers to kick game-winning field goals in overtime on the same day.
6News Video: Debate over proposal to give drunken drivers bus rides
December 4, 2001
Tina Terry reports on an idea to provide safe rides home from bars using the KU transit system.
Local briefs
December 4, 2001
Highways: Police continue investigation of two-vehicle accident Douglas County Sheriff’s officers continued to investigate a Sunday traffic accident that sent two people to the hospital. The accident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on County Road 1061 about a half-mile north of U.S. Highway 56 near Baldwin, Lt. Kathy Tate said. A 1991 Chevrolet Cavalier driven by Barbara Baker, 34, Wellsville, stopped running and came to a stop at an angle, Tate said. Scott Klamm, Edgerton, was driving by and stopped to assist Baker, Tate said. Moments later a 1997 Ford Taurus driven by James R. Evonne, DeSoto, struck the Cavalier, pushing it into Klamm and Baker. Baker declined transportation to a hospital, but Klamm and a passenger in Evonne’s vehicle were taken to Olathe Medical Center by Lawrence-Douglas County Fire & Medical. The woman was identified by Tate as Evonne’s wife. Klamm was treated and released, but the woman’s condition was unavailable. ________ Kansas University: GTA salary negotiations reach official impasse Contract negotiations between Kansas University and its graduate teaching assistants officially went to impasse Monday. KU indicated last month it planned to seek impasse. Negotiators met for an hour and half Monday but couldn’t come to an agreement on salaries. Members of the Graduate Teaching Assistants Coalition, the group that represents KU’s more than 900 GTAs, said they wanted to continue negotiating. GTAC proposed Monday KU pay GTAs $11,000 for the first year of the three-year contract, followed by $12,000 and $13,000 the next two years. KU has proposed $7,000, $7,700 and $8,400. The negotiations now will be mediated by the state Public Employee Review Board. GTAs remain under their 1997 contract until a new one is ratified. ________ Homelessness: Drop In Center seeks items to fill holiday wish lists The Community Drop In Center is looking for a few good volunteers. The center which offers poor and homeless Lawrence residents a place to warm up, get counseling and make job contacts needs 75 volunteers to help fill its clients’ holiday wish lists. Tami Clark, the center’s director, said the wishes are simple. “There’s things like gloves and hats and Bibles and long underwear that are listed, along with personal items like necklaces or jeans,” she said. “They’re not asking for Nintendos.” Items are requested by Dec. 17. Contact Clark at 832-8864 for more information. ________ Fund raising: Health Care Access raises $15,000 at gaming event A fund-raiser Saturday night raised $15,000 for Health Care Access Inc., a Lawrence nonprofit primary care clinic. More than 100 people attended the event at SpringHill Suites by Marriott, said Nikki Rhea, director. The night featured gaming, gourmet food, raffles, silent auction and live music. The evening ended with the unwrapping of foil-covered rings in glasses of champagne. Nancy Longhurst, Leadership Lawrence director, was the lucky winner of a one-carat diamond ring, donated by Kizer-Cummings Jewelers. Rhea said this was the first time Health Care Access had done a large fund-raiser and that it would become an annual event. Health Care Access, founded in 1989, serves low-income people and those without medical coverage in Douglas County.
Packers rally past Jags
December 4, 2001
Facing a tie game with two minutes left Monday night, the Green Bay Packers weren’t worried.
Murder,burglary trial begins
December 4, 2001
By Mike Belt It’s been more than a year since Howard Johnson was awakened by an intruder in his rural Franklin County home, rummaging through a desk drawer. “I said, ‘What are you doing here?’ And that’s the last thing I remember until I woke up the next day,” 85-year-old Johnson told a Franklin County jury Monday.
as new KU football coach
December 4, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 10:17 p.m.) Mark Mangino was formally introduced today as Kansas University’s new football coach. See video.
Knicks nip Rockets
December 4, 2001
On a night when the Glen Rice trade looked like a steal for the Houston Rockets, the New York Knicks could at least take solace in a victory.
Banker wants to purchase troubled Twins
December 4, 2001
Encouraged by correspondence from Minnesota Twins fans, Alabama businessman Donald Watkins said Monday he is more intent on pursuing the beleaguered franchise.
Horoscopes
December 4, 2001
NBA briefs
December 4, 2001
Mavs activate Wang, put Harvey on injured list Cavaliers activate center Ilgauskas O’Neal fined $7,500 for shouting at refs Mason to miss road trip because of knee injury
Nation briefs
December 4, 2001
Pentagon claims success in defense test Teen to plead guilty in Dartmouth slayings Judge: SLA defendant can’t withdraw plea Spacewalk clear way for shuttle launch
I.D. cards favored
December 4, 2001
To the editor: I have been preaching safety and security over severe privacy since before the local terrorists burned down the Union building. I still believe a national identification card and background investigations would have stopped much of the local and international terrorism perpetrated here in the United States. I did not see anything wrong with national identification cards in other countries and they did the job. Sure they did not stop all the demonstrations but there was little if any terrorism unless a terrorist had taken over the country.
City conducting census on homeless
Data could help secure more federal funding
December 4, 2001
By Joel Mathis Volunteers and social service agencies will begin an extensive counting of Lawrence’s homeless population Thursday, hoping the numbers will help the city qualify for federal poverty-fighting grants. “You get the count because you get better opportunities for funding if you have hard numbers and the facts to back them up,” Cindy Nau, the city’s neighborhood programs specialist and coordinator of the survey, said Monday before two informational meetings about the count.
Secret Service working Super Bowl
December 4, 2001
The Secret Service will be in charge of security for the Super Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on Feb. 3.
KU foes living, dying by three-point shot
December 4, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Not too many years ago, a bug-eyed mystic who called himself Baghwan accumulated such a cult following that he was able to afford 50 Rolls-Royce automobiles. Asked why the Baghwan needed so many luxury cars, a cult spokesman replied: “Because life is a joke.”
s defense smoked against Arizona
December 4, 2001
Even though the Jayhawks played well, Coach Williams believes the team’s defensive side needs work.
People
December 4, 2001
‘Pearl Harbor’ has new chance Too angry to speak It’s a boy for Braxton Watching out for orphans
Watching Enron fall
KU alum, benefactor laments firm’s collapse
December 4, 2001
By Mark Fagan Among the thousands of unsecured creditors in the largest bankruptcy case in U.S. history, Forrest Hoglund knows he commands a unique perspective. And not only because he once was chairman and chief executive officer of one of Enron Corp.’s former oil-and-gas subsidiaries.
KDHE does good work watching nursing homes, study saysns KDHE does good work watching nursing homes, study says
December 4, 2001
By Dave Ranney For years, the state’s nursing homes have complained that Kansas Department of Health and Environment inspections are overly harsh. But an audit, released Monday, says that’s rarely true.
Afghan talks in Germany move ahead
December 4, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 12:20 p.m.) Taliban fighters and members of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaida militia were putting up fierce resistance against opposition Afghan forces outside Kandahar on Tuesday as a relentless U.S. bombing campaign continued, tribal leaders said.
works magic on curriculum
December 4, 2001
“Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” the wildly popular J.K. Rowling novel that inspired America’s current No. 1 movie, will soon become required reading for a group of third-grade students in one Ventura, Calif., elementary school.
Susie Falls
December 4, 2001
Graveside services for Susie M. Falls, 73, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Leavenworth National Cemetery. Mrs. Falls died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2001, at her home.
Banker wants to purchase troubled Twins
December 4, 2001
Encouraged by correspondence from Minnesota Twins fans, Alabama businessman Donald Watkins said Monday he is more intent on pursuing the beleaguered franchise.
Chicago clips Canadiens, 3-2
December 4, 2001
The Chicago Blackhawks got the complete effort they needed to finally win a game.
Mystery novelist speaks at KU
December 4, 2001
By Matt Merkel-Hess Novelist and Kansas University alumna Sara Paretsky went numb with fright the first time she met Emily Taylor in 1964. At a dinner, Taylor, then the dean of women at KU, asked a group of freshman woman what they were going to do with their education.
KU foes living, dying by three-point shot
December 4, 2001
By Chuck Woodling Not too many years ago, a bug-eyed mystic who called himself Baghwan accumulated such a cult following that he was able to afford 50 Rolls-Royce automobiles. Asked why the Baghwan needed so many luxury cars, a cult spokesman replied: “Because life is a joke.”
Director hopes to put spotlight on Dole Institute, university
December 4, 2001
By Terry Rombeck When Richard Norton Smith analyzes President Bush’s speech today on MSNBC, he hopes to bring some attention to Kansas University. Smith, who began last week as director of the Dole Institute of Politics, is one of a handful of presidential historians who make regular TV appearances.
KU students create drunken driving memorial
December 4, 2001
By Terry Rombeck Like many Kansas University students, Brian Carpenter used to occasionally drive home after having a little too much to drink. He doesn’t anymore. Carpenter was one of 40 students in a KU communications class who built a memorial to people killed by drunken drivers. They also formed a proposal for a late-night bus service to drive people home from bars.
Thell Dean
December 4, 2001
Services for Thell Dean, 92, Eudora, are pending and will be announced by Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Mr. Dean died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Eudora Nursing Center.
State briefs
December 4, 2001
Police officer killed by suicidal gunman Jury selection begins for quadruple homicide WWII veteran receives Purple Heart award
State briefs
December 4, 2001
Police officer killed by suicidal gunman Jury selection begins for quadruple homicide WWII veteran receives Purple Heart award
On the record
December 4, 2001
On the record
December 4, 2001
Law enforcement report Emergency calls
Murder,burglary trial begins
December 4, 2001
By Mike Belt It’s been more than a year since Howard Johnson was awakened by an intruder in his rural Franklin County home, rummaging through a desk drawer. “I said, ‘What are you doing here?’ And that’s the last thing I remember until I woke up the next day,” 85-year-old Johnson told a Franklin County jury Monday.
James Hart Sr.
December 4, 2001
Services for James Michael Hart, 85, Pratt, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Pratt. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. at St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays, with U.S. Army, Fort Riley, performing military honors. Mr. Hart died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2001, at his home.
Eudora boys win
December 4, 2001
Tyler Cleveland scored 15 points and Lear Bowling and Zac Tyler each had 11 as Eudora edged Belton, Mo., 65-59, in the first round of the Cardinal boys basketball invitational on Monday.
County briefs
December 4, 2001
Commissioners to study home businesses Lake fees increased Bicycle group expands
County briefs
December 4, 2001
Commissioners to study home businesses Lake fees increased Bicycle group expands
Horoscopes
December 4, 2001
For Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001. Those with birthdays today: Express your universal understanding of different styles and you’ll gain, as will others. You are unusually self-expressive and centered this year. Finally you are in the position to act on your dreams. Just be sure each step is solid, no matter what your personal desire might be. You might opt to travel far or perhaps go back to school. You also could publish, if writing is your strength. If single, someone quite unique and different will come your way. If attached, you will plan a special vacation together. Do something the two of you have always wanted to do. You’ll both be nostalgic. LEO opens doors for you.
Clear answer
December 4, 2001
Charles Davidson
December 4, 2001
Services for Charles L. Davidson, 65, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Davidson died Monday, Dec. 3, 2001, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Center supporter
December 4, 2001
Briefcase
December 4, 2001
Laura Bush to send cards produced in Lawrence Ford slashes benefits, announces 630 layoffs AT&T scrambles to restore high-speed Internet service Mortgage delinquencies rise
Briefcase
December 4, 2001
Laura Bush to send cards produced in Lawrence Ford slashes benefits, announces 630 layoffs AT&T scrambles to restore high-speed Internet service Mortgage delinquencies rise
People
December 4, 2001
‘Pearl Harbor’ has new chance Too angry to speak It’s a boy for Braxton Watching out for orphans
Area briefs
December 4, 2001
Endangered places list accepting applications Agency on aging offers forums for caregivers KU e-mail server down Friday
Area briefs
December 4, 2001
Endangered places list accepting applications Agency on aging offers forums for caregivers KU e-mail server down Friday
Panthers hope Keenan can revive franchise
December 4, 2001
Florida Panthers owner Alan Cohen reached across the table, grabbed Mike Keenan’s right hand and held it up so everyone could see his Stanley Cup ring.
No. 12 CSU still unbeaten
December 4, 2001
Shannon Strecker and Angie Gorton each scored 14 points and No. 12 Colorado State overcame a shaky second half.
Eudora boys win
December 4, 2001
Tyler Cleveland scored 15 points and Lear Bowling and Zac Tyler each had 11 as Eudora edged Belton, Mo., 65-59, in the first round of the Cardinal boys basketball invitational on Monday.
Big 12 sending record 8 teams to bowl games
December 4, 2001
A record eight football teams from the Big 12 Conference will appear in postseason bowls this year. Nebraska still has an outside chance to appear in the biggest one of them all the Rose Bowl, where the national championship will be decided.
Teen earns PGA Tour card
Tryon shoots 66 to become organization’s youngest member
December 4, 2001
Ty Tryon, the 17-year-old golfer with a man-sized game, became the youngest player in history to earn a PGA Tour card Monday when he closed with a bogey-free 66 to easily finish in the top 35 at qualifying school.
Duke unanimous No. 1
December 4, 2001
Chiefs sign wideout Kennison
December 4, 2001
Wide receiver Eddie Kennison will return to the playing field after signing a two-year contract Monday with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Huskers still in title hunt if Vols lose
December 4, 2001
Nebraska is perhaps on the verge of its greatest comeback ever thanks to the Bowl Championship Series standings. The Cornhuskers, all but out of the national title chase after a 62-36 loss to Colorado on Nov. 23, would play No. 1 Miami in the BCS championship game if LSU beats Tennessee on Saturday.
Egyptian-American denies terror charges
December 4, 2001
An Egyptian-American who received flight training in New Jersey and worked for an American Airlines affiliate denied stepped-up charges on Monday that he recruited fighters for an Islamic holy war.
Board OKs purchase of 217 computers
December 4, 2001
Students at five Lawrence elementary schools and both of the district’s high schools will soon have shiny new computers at their fingertips.
District will keep same boundaries
December 4, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence district’s gerrymandered school boundaries are safe for now.
FBI director proposes to revamp agency
December 4, 2001
FBI Director Robert Mueller announced Monday that he will restructure the agency to increase its ability to fight terrorism and cyber crime and improve intelligence-gathering and internal security.
KU hires new football coach
December 4, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Mark Mangino, Oklahoma’s assistant head coach/offensive coordinator, will be named Kansas University’s head football coach today, the Journal-World has learned. A 45-year-old native of New Castle, Pa., Mangino is expected to be introduced at a press conference this afternoon as the replacement for Terry Allen, who was relieved of his KU head-coaching duties with three weeks remaining in the regular season.
Charles Davidson
December 4, 2001
James Hart Sr.
December 4, 2001
First lady gives tour of holiday White House
December 4, 2001
Whatever Mother Nature decides, first lady Laura Bush ensured a white Christmas for the White House by blanketing the mansion’s State Floor with 800 pounds of artificial snow.
Congress may cut antitrust exemption
December 4, 2001
The effort in Congress to keep Major League Baseball from cutting teams could lead to teams moving, something that hasn’t happened in three decades.
Midwest economy continues downward trend
December 4, 2001
A slight improvement in the Midwest economy in October appears to have been a bounce off September lows rather than upward movement, an economist said Monday. Manufacturing activity in a nine-state region declined in November to the lowest level since September 1994, when the monthly survey of company officials began, said Ernie Goss, the Creighton University economics professor who oversees the survey. His survey concentrates on the Midwest states of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Bush freezes assets of U.S. groups accused of helping Hamas
December 4, 2001
Broadening the war against terrorism, the Bush administration Tuesday froze the financial assets of organizations allegedly linked to Hamas, the group that claimed responsibility for last weekend’s deadly suicide attacks in Israel.
Israel should adopt new anti-terrorism plan
December 4, 2001
By George Will Washington Post Writers Group Coming from the territory for which Yasser Arafat is responsible, terrorists last weekend killed 26 Israelis, a portion of Israel’s population that is equal to 1,240 Americans. America is projecting power halfway around the world to collapse the Taliban regime because it harbors terrorists. It would be disgusting for America to call for Israeli “restraint” and to disapprove if Israel cleanses its back yard of Arafat’s Palestinian Authority regime that welcomes terrorists except when, to distract America, it yet again promises to pass a few through the revolving doors of PA jails.
Foster care monitoring will continue
December 4, 2001
By Dave Ranney A legislative committee Monday agreed to continue monitoring the state’s child welfare system. The monitoring, performed for the past eight years by the Legislative Division of Post Audit, is part of an out-of-court settlement reached in a 1989 lawsuit that accused officials of failing to protect the state’s abused and neglected children.
LMH to receive $30,000 donation
December 4, 2001
By Jim Baker Intrust Bank presented Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Endowment Assn. with a $10,000 check Friday, the first installment of a $30,000 gift that will be paid out over the next three years.
NBC will use Olympics to hype midseason shows
December 4, 2001
For the three weeks in February that much of America will be tuning into NBC for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games, the network will have a captive audience for self-promotion.
6Nes Video: Anthrax and holidays combine to make postal service slow
December 4, 2001
The postal system expects to be delayed a few days in light of increased security.
December 4, 2001
Newspapers have served as “the voice of the nation” since the Sept. 11 attacks, and circulation gains prove it, the head of a national industry group said Monday.
LMH to receive $30,000 donation
December 4, 2001
By Jim Baker Intrust Bank presented Lawrence Memorial Hospital’s Endowment Assn. with a $10,000 check Friday, the first installment of a $30,000 gift that will be paid out over the next three years.
Commodities
December 4, 2001
Local markets As of Monday’s close, courtesy of Ottawa Cooperative Assn. Ottawa Elevator Wheat, $2.67; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.83; soybeans, $4.12. Edgerton Elevator Wheat, $2.70; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.83; soybeans, $4.12. Overbrook Elevator Wheat, $2.70; corn, $1.83; milo, $1.83; soybeans, $4.12. Midland Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.85; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.14. Lawrence Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.88; milo, NA; soybeans, $4.17. Pauline Elevator Wheat, NA; corn, $1.88; milo, $1.87; soybeans, $4.17.
Clear answer
December 4, 2001
To the editor: The political season has really begun in earnest when candidates start dancing around the issues.
Midwest economy continues downward trend
December 4, 2001
A slight improvement in the Midwest economy in October appears to have been a bounce off September lows rather than upward movement, an economist said Monday. Manufacturing activity in a nine-state region declined in November to the lowest level since September 1994, when the monthly survey of company officials began, said Ernie Goss, the Creighton University economics professor who oversees the survey. His survey concentrates on the Midwest states of Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Congress may cut antitrust exemption
December 4, 2001
The effort in Congress to keep Major League Baseball from cutting teams could lead to teams moving, something that hasn’t happened in three decades.
KU hires new football coach
December 4, 2001
By Robert Sinclair Mark Mangino, Oklahoma’s assistant head coach/offensive coordinator, will be named Kansas University’s head football coach today, the Journal-World has learned. A 45-year-old native of New Castle, Pa., Mangino is expected to be introduced at a press conference this afternoon as the replacement for Terry Allen, who was relieved of his KU head-coaching duties with three weeks remaining in the regular season.
Review of safety breaches may bring more technology
December 4, 2001
By Tim Carpenter South Junior High School, built in a circular architectural style, has so many blind spots in hallways that extra staff are deployed during class changes. “I’ve always had teachers assigned to locker areas,” said Russell Blackbird, South’s principal. “Teachers stand outside their classrooms. We also have ‘rovers’ who walk the whole building.”
District will keep same boundaries
December 4, 2001
By Tim Carpenter The Lawrence district’s gerrymandered school boundaries are safe for now.
ceremony
December 4, 2001
The Dave Matthews Band led with four wins Sunday at the second annual My VH1 Awards, an irreverent fan-based ceremony honoring everything from the year’s best song to the best display of a musician’s bellybutton.
s ashes sprinkled in Ganges
December 4, 2001
George Harrison’s intimate relationship with Indian music and Hinduism sent his wife and son on a pilgrimage to the holy Ganges River, where authorities said that the late Beatles’ ashes would be scattered today.
Duke unanimous No. 1
December 4, 2001
Duke received all the first-place votes in the AP college basketball poll Monday, the first time the Blue Devils have been a unanimous No. 1 since the 1991-92 season. Victories over Iowa and Clemson last week kept Duke (6-0) unbeaten and the defending national champion got all 70 first-place votes and 1,750 points from the national media panel.
s youngest member
December 4, 2001
Ty Tryon, the 17-year-old golfer with a man-sized game, became the youngest player in history to earn a PGA Tour card Monday when he closed with a bogey-free 66 to easily finish in the top 35 at qualifying school.
Big 12 sending record 8 teams to bowl games
December 4, 2001
A record eight football teams from the Big 12 Conference will appear in postseason bowls this year. Nebraska still has an outside chance to appear in the biggest one of them all the Rose Bowl, where the national championship will be decided.
Whooping cranes complete migration
December 4, 2001
After 48 days of wild winds, wakeful nights and wearisome waits, the pilots of Operation Migration landed Monday on the Gulf Coast of Florida with six juvenile whooping cranes, completing the world’s longest human-led migration of the endangered birds.
No. 12 CSU still unbeaten
December 4, 2001
Shannon Strecker and Angie Gorton each scored 14 points and No. 12 Colorado State overcame a shaky second half.
Panthers hope Keenan can revive franchise
December 4, 2001
Florida Panthers owner Alan Cohen reached across the table, grabbed Mike Keenan’s right hand and held it up so everyone could see his Stanley Cup ring.
Egyptian-American denies terror charges
December 4, 2001
An Egyptian-American who received flight training in New Jersey and worked for an American Airlines affiliate denied stepped-up charges on Monday that he recruited fighters for an Islamic holy war.
Secret Service working Super Bowl
December 4, 2001
The Secret Service will be in charge of security for the Super Bowl at the Louisiana Superdome on Feb. 3.
FBI director proposes to revamp agency
December 4, 2001
FBI Director Robert Mueller announced Monday that he will restructure the agency to increase its ability to fight terrorism and cyber crime and improve intelligence-gathering and internal security.
Three Taliban fighters captured in Afghanistan claim to be Americans
December 4, 2001
Three people who claim to be American citizens and who fought on the side of the Taliban militia are now under the control of U.S. forces or allied opposition forces in northern Afghanistan, senior defense officials said Monday. A man identified as John Walker is receiving medical care from U.S. forces after being discovered among captured Taliban troops and al-Qaida fighters who had holed up in a fortress in Mazar-e-Sharif. CNN reported that Walker, a convert to Islam, had suffered grenade and bullet wounds.
Israel declares own war on terror
December 4, 2001
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared his nation at war Monday as warplanes and helicopters blasted Palestinian targets in the West Bank and near Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat’s headquarters in Gaza City. Early Tuesday, Israeli tanks reportedly rumbled into Gaza and toward the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Nablus. Palestinian officials said Israeli bulldozers dug up the runway at Gaza International Airport, which opened in 1998. Israeli officials had no immediate comment on the reports.
Huskers still in title hunt if Vols lose
December 4, 2001
Nebraska is perhaps on the verge of its greatest comeback ever thanks to the Bowl Championship Series standings. The Cornhuskers, all but out of the national title chase after a 62-36 loss to Colorado on Nov. 23, would play No. 1 Miami in the BCS championship game if LSU beats Tennessee on Saturday.
Board OKs purchase of 217 computers
December 4, 2001
Students at five Lawrence elementary schools and both of the district’s high schools will soon have shiny new computers at their fingertips.
Chiefs sign wideout Kennison
December 4, 2001
Wide receiver Eddie Kennison will return to the playing field after signing a two-year contract Monday with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Gooden honored by Big 12
December 4, 2001
Kansas University junior Drew Gooden has been named Big 12 men’s basketball player of the week.
s basketball team lost against Oregon in its own tournament
December 4, 2001
Despite the loss, Coach Marian Washington believes the team’s improvement is obvious.
s lopsided loss to Deacons
December 4, 2001
By Gary Bedore Roy Williams has scouted Wake Forest’s basketball team extensively the past couple of days, studying films of the Demon Deacons’ recent wins over Fresno State and Minnesota and a loss to Syracuse. “One tape I’m not watching,” KU coach Williams said Monday, “is our game (against Wake) last year, because I don’t think that will show me one blessed thing except how to roll over and play dead.
Jayhawks get payback: KU 83, Wake Forest 76
December 4, 2001
(Updated Tuesday at 10:27 p.m.) Pick your own focus for tonight’s game: the return of Wayne Simien? The revenge match against Wake Forest? National coverage by ESPN? The introduction of new football coach Mark Mangino? How about a quality Kansas win over a top-25 opponent in the Phog?
Simien expected to play today
December 4, 2001
By Gary Bedore Kansas freshman forward Wayne Simien, who has practiced the last two days, could make his regular-season debut tonight against Wake Forest.
Susie Falls
December 4, 2001